Writing made up of pictorial symbols used by the ancient Egyptians is an example of hieroglyphic.
A writing system made up of pictorial symbols such as those used in ancient Egypt is an example of a writing system that would be described as hieroglyphic.
Origin of hieroglyphic
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- First coined 1726, from Middle French hiéroglyphique, from Latin hieroglyphicus, from Ancient Greek ἱερογλυφικός (hierogluphikos), from ἱερογλυφέω (hieroglupheō, “to represent hieroglyphically”), from ἱερός (hieros, “sacred, holy”) + γλύφω (gluphō, “to carve, to engrave, to cut out”)